Bill Barber

A highly unique international situation.  

              The Global "Convergence-Point" of Innovation

As an Open-Innovation consultant to both entrepreneurs and to private investors, I was invited to lead Intesa Sanpaolo's International, “StartUp Initiative”.  Now in it’s 3rd year, this tech-focused-program on Open Innovation and Economic Development, has grown to become the Global "Convergence Point" for thousands of innovative companies, investors and entrepreneurs. 

We have invested in hundreds of early and growth-stage companies with an Investor-Language course followed by selection to present at private investment forums.   These events, in London, Milan, Venice, Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, New York and other international venues have resulted in hundreds of priceless connections and funding investments.   

The Convergence Point of Innovation is generated by the combination of:
- The active role of multiple funding sources (Angels/VC/Corp VC/PE/Banking/Factoring)
- The International introductions of companies with global market potential
- The direct association with multiple targeted industries begging for open innovation
- The various stages of technology companies along their lifecycle pathway…

After ten years on the scientific side of the biotech industry, I spent the last 15 years developing, founding, and funding new organizations and defining new products and services for major markets.  I have also been heavily involved as an educator, advisor, and consultant to hundreds of startups and turn-arounds at the request of corporate executives, banks, and private funding sources.

I recently co-founded INcube S.r.l in Europe in collaboration with the international bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, with the vision of connecting visionary tech entrepreneurs with the lifecycle resources they need to achieve.